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KOHLER LITERATURE AUCTION 2017 (B.184)

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£15.00
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B.184

KOHLER LITERATURE AUCTION 2017 (B.184)
588 lots (some illus in colour) of mainly classic early handbooks and philatelic works, auction catalogues of early famous sales, all countries, a fine overview of famous names and publishers from the past in the world of philately, c130 pages, March 2017

SPECIMEN STAMPS (B.236)

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£7.00
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B.236

SPECIMEN STAMPS (B.236)
Auction catalogues of the Robson Lowe 1976 archive sale of a Post Office archive of Specimen stamps, of all countries, period 19th century to 1930s. Over 300 ots, in two catalogues, useful reference work. Also lengthy article by Marcus Samuel, serialised in Stamp Collecting, 1964, explaining the method of distribution of specimen stamps for UPU members.

FOCUS ON FORGERIES (B.286)

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£10.00
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B.286

FOCUS ON FORGERIES (B.286)
by Varro E. Tyler. Guide to fergeries that exist for stamps that are commonly found in general or middle price range collections, giving examples from many countries, mostly in the period 1880s to 1940s. This is the revised, expanded edition of 2000, forgery and genuine illustrated (b/w) side by side, one issue per page, 330 pages. Veryt usefu for the general collector acquiring older stamp material.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (B.290)

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£25.00
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B.290

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (B.290)
"Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps - Europe 19th Century - Except German States". by Herman Scloss. The title says it all, key features that must be present on important classic stamps of Europe (except Germnany) and which may be missing on known forgeries. An important book to use alongside other forgery guides - a stamp can only be considered genuine if it meets the criteria shown in this book..Original edition (the later Billig reprint is smaller format with less accurate illustrations), dust jacket slight defects. otherwise fresh and fine, 200 pages, hardback, 1951

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (B.297)

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£15.00
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B.297

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS (B.290)
"Distinguishing Characteristics of Classic Stamps - Europe 19th Century - Except German States". by Herman Scloss. The title says it all, key features that must be present on important classic stamps of Europe (except Germnany) and which may be missing on known forgeries. An important book to use alongside other forgery guides - a stamp can only be considered genuine if it meets the criteria shown in this book..This is the Billig version (Billig #15), text and pictiures sightly smaller than the original, but all the information is there. Hardback, 200 pages, Billig edition 1951, as new.

CLEMENT - MILITAR-LUFTPOST (B.292)

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£10.00
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B.292

CLEMENT - MILITAR-LUFTPOST (B.292)
Collector's hardbound photocopy of Alfred Clement's detailed listing of military airmail flights of all countries 1795-1954, in German, many cachets illustrated, and all with rarity guide (like Muller). 160 pages, 1955.

CLEMENT - MILITAR-LUFTPOST (B.296)

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£35.00
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B.296

CLEMENT - MILITAR-LUFTPOST (B.296)
Alfred Clement's detailed listing of military airmail flights of all countries 1795-1954, in German, many cachets illustrated, and all with rarity guide (like Muller). 160 pages, 1955.
Bibliophile book (click "Learn More" to see image of the author's inscription).

MUSSONS AIRMAIL CATALOGUE (B.293)

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£3.00
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B.293

MUSSONS AIRMAIL CATALOGUE (B.293)
Lists airmail stamps of the world, including semi-officials, up to 1946. About one quarter of ietms listed are the semi-officials or private stamps of airline companies participating in airmail services; these are the stamps NOT found in standard stamp catalogues. More detailed listings of some countries exist in one-country specialised catalogues, but this gives a handy starter guide for most countries in one booklkey and a flavour of collecting two generations ago. 84 pages, 1946

VADE MECUM by SERRANE (B.298)

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£45.00
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B.298

VADE MECUM by SERRANE (B.298)
Forgery and reprint guide to stamps of all countries, Volume I is Europe, Volume II is Overseas, in French, illustrations are mainly line drawings of key features but enough to be useful, perspective is from a French angle and gives more infomration on France & Colonies and other Latin countries than is normally found in other later forgery guides. Volume I 480 pages, published 1926, Volume II 315 pages, published 1929. Typical of French books of the 1920s, economy paper and inadequate binding, Vol II has split but the pages are still complete. Masses of information.

CRASH MAIL (B.309)

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£15.00
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B.309

CRASH MAIL (B.309)
Harmers auction (Dec 2001) of the Howard Longden O.B.E. collection of wreck, crash, Balloon POst and Disaster Mail, from all countries of the world, 692 lots, nearly all illus in colour, 41 pages, important catalogue for reference.

THEODORE CHAMPION AIRMAIL (B.319)

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£10.00
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B.319

THEODORE CHAMPION AIRMAIL (B.319)
World airmail catalogue, includes detailed listing of 1870 Siege of Paris balloon mail (47 pages), main listing of regular airmails, section on semi-officials, plus a lengthy(nearly 300 pages) listing of special flights with cancels, 6th edition, 1930, spine broken & part missing, otherwise intact and extensive information. Also Silombra 1945 catalogue of semi-officials.